TV Musings: Better Call Saul, Powers, Walking Dead

Better Call Saul

(1) Esquire magazine says Better Call Saul is even better than Breaking Bad. If this is true, then it’s mind-blowingly awesome. I’d love to see it happen, since Breaking Bad is my favorite show ever and I’m a huge fan of Bob Odenkirk, and have been since Mr. Show. But how can it be possible? The way I see it, it took a few episodes for Breaking Bad to find its groove, and it got better as time went on. This show has the same people making it, in the same setting, with some of the same characters, so it’s almost like continuing the same series. So my hopes are high…but so are my expectations (which can be a bad thing).

(2) I’ve been following news on the new Powers TV show, based on one of my favorite comics of all time, by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Unfortunately, it looks like I won’t be able to see it, at least for a while, since I don’t have Playstation. This fragmentation of services to watch streaming shows is one of my least favorite developments of the past decade. I loved that sweet spot a few years ago, when I’d gotten used to watching shows on streaming and Netflix had just about everything, TV and movie-wise. Anyway, I’ll be trying to see it as soon as it’s available elsewhere. I hope it rocks as much as the comic does.

(3) Speaking of shows that rock based on comics, my favorite current TV series, The Walking Dead, will be back soon, and I can’t wait.This show has its ups and downs, but they’re mostly ups, and I can’t get enough of it. I’m also interested to see what happens with the spinoff series, apparently called Fear the Walking Dead, and set in Los Angeles. Same universe, different part of the country, different group of survivors.Also: if it’s in L.A. there’s got to be WAY more zombies. I like that there’s no connection to the comic book, so every part of it will be new.

~ by christophervalin on January 25, 2015.

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